The Supervisor will be responsible for building strong working relationships and developing partnerships with service providers and members of the community within and beyond Lac La Biche County for the purpose of preventive social services. They will also need to be vigilant for opportunities to support the planning and establishment of social programs or movements demonstrating broad community support and with a view to general public welfare. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) grant funded programs, direct services and will follow the FCSS mandate. This position is responsible for the coordination of the application process for funding requests and measurement of program results and outcomes on an ongoing basis.
This position is responsible for the management, development, and mentoring of subordinates and to ensure continued personal growth is maintained by all staff within the Section.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Overall administration of the FCSS funded program, partnership programs directly related to FCSS services, and County funded programs supporting the FCSS mission. This includes:
Ensuring compliance of the Parent Link program, Paratransit program, general monitoring of program expenditures, preparing monthly and quarterly invoices for programs, preparing provincial annual reports for FCSS funds and outcomes measures;
Directing information and referral services, volunteer development and recognition, services to assist seniors maintain independence.
Provide administrative support for the FCSS Board. This includes:
Consultation with potential applicants to grant programs, review of grant submissions for completion and accuracy, compliance with grant program parameters, advising the board of community for proposed projects/programs, advising requesting organizations of decisions and monitoring or grant compliance;
Acting on instructions from the board;
- Research and reporting to the board on programs supported by FCSS, current and emerging trends, recommendations on direct and funded services.
Supervise, mentor and coach staff directly reporting to the incumbent.
Community development and information and referral services:
Build strong working relationships and develop partnerships with all applicable FCSS service providers and community organizations providing human services within the community, both in the County directly, regionally and provincially.
Undertaking this accountability, it will be necessary for the coordinator to develop a network of community contacts or advisors to assist in identifying community social needs.
Attend community meetings to promote FCSS services and grant programs, support the development and establishment of new community initiatives identified by the community, including identification of potential grant/funding opportunities.
General duties including:
Ensure compliance with regular and irregular County functions;
Monthly safety meetings and training; human resources procedures;
Adhere to the County Health and Safety policies and procedures including incident reporting;
Support the planning and development of Emergency Social Services and participate in training;
Other duties as may be required by the department manager.
A university or college degree in a human or social service field, which includes courses in community development or engagement, program planning and evaluation, and administration; clinical supervision, would be considered an asset.
A combination of education and work experience may be considered;
Five years’ progressive experience in a human or social service field with extensive knowledge and practice in social programming, community development and administration.
Demonstrated leadership abilities.
Strong working knowledge of local community services would be an asset.
Understanding of municipal government processes would be an asset.
Demonstrated communication and public relations skills, including the ability to speak effectively in public and work cooperatively with the media.
Knowledge and experience in writing program logic models/outcomes measures and reporting in the same formats.
Demonstrated experience in supervising and mentoring staff.
Some understanding of budgets and budget forecasting.
Strong leadership skills to ensure work unit cohesiveness and ability to assist community processes.
Must submit a Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Check, and Medical Assessment that meets the satisfaction of the County.